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Friday, April 29, 2011

Vintage Paper Flowers

Added another item to my Etsy shop today! A set of seven vintage paper flowers:
They look so pretty all nestled together. They are made from pages of a vintage dictionary and measure 2". I used two different flower punches and punched six layers from each punch for a total of 12 layers for each flower. I then inked each layer of the vintage paper with distress inks.
Here is a close up of the flower inked with Spiced Marmalade:
Here is a close up of the flower inked with Walnut Stain:

And here is a close up of the flower inked with Broken China:
I used pearls or gems for the centers of the flowers.
I also used Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Tumbled Glass, and Scattered Straw distress inks. I loved how the flowers turned out and it was fun matching up gems and pearls for the centers. In fact I have a few more colors of distress inks that I could make another set of flowers. It was fun to see how each color turned the vintage paper into a pretty flower.
If your are interested in this set of vintage flowers you can visit my etsy shop at:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/jenneresa
My favorite is the Broken China with the pearl center. What color flower is your favorite?

1 comment:

  1. love these vintage flowers - so pretty with the distress ink.

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